About the Club
What is a Cat Show?
A cat show is a judged event where the owners of cats compete to win titles and prizes by entering their cats to be judged after a breed standard. Cats are compared to a breed standard, and the owners of those judged to be closest to it are awarded a prize. Often, at the end of the year, all of the points accrued at various shows are added up and more national and regional titles are awarded.
Cat Shows are also a great way to meet other like minded people from all sorts of backgrounds. Talk to your breeder and ask us at the club about how you can get involved in this fantastic hobby. Many of us actively show our cats in cat shows hosted by other clubs and only too happy to assist you.
Grooming Before a Cat Show
Start with grooming. Burmese are very good with their own grooming but the night before a show, it's a good idea to give your cat a little help to ensure they look their best. Make sure the ears, eyes and nose are all clean, and give their bottom a wipe too.
Your cat will be handled by judges and trained handlers so for their protection, clip your cats claws the night before the show. Instructions on how to clip claws are available here
Make sure your cat is free of fleas.
Your cats general health is showing signs of illness before the show (watery eyes, runny nose), it might be a precautionary idea to allow the cat to sit the show out.
Before the show begins, every exhibit will checked by a certified veterinarian and any exhibit that shows signs of illness will be 'vetted' out and will not be allowed to take any further part in the show.
“In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this."
- Christine Yeung
- Mushfik Yeung
- Genevieve Rogerson
- Rex Hansen
- Julie Hansen
- James Hanford-Cable
- Craig Hanford-Cable
- Trish Steel
- Shirlene Nagy
- Sue Leathwick
- Christa Krey
- Nikki Growcott
- Kris Patterson
- Vicki Patterson
- Gordon Mcivor
- Pam Taylor
- Carolynne Jones
- Glen Hodgman
Burmese Cat Club
of New Zealand
We are a progressive, welcoming, non-profit organisation and our key mission is to promote the welfare of the Burmese breed of cat, responsible and ethical breeding of the Burmese breed, and the showing of purebred cats and de-sexed domestic cats.
We are affiliated with New Zealand Cat Fancy and as a specialist club we are focused on the Burmese cat (and related breeds) to offer breeder advice and guidance where possible. We also organise two annual cat shows per year.
Our North Island and South Island committees meet on a monthly basic to discuss specialist issues to assist breeders and owners, breed standards, and the welfare of the breed.
Contact the club for more information